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2012–13 FA Cup qualifying rounds

The 2012–13 FA Cup qualifying rounds opened the 132nd season of competition in England for 'The Football Association Challenge Cup' (FA Cup), the world's oldest association football single knockout competition. A total of 758 clubs were accepted for the competition, down five from the previous season's 763.

2012–13 FA Cup qualifying rounds
Country England
 Wales

The large number of clubs entering the tournament from lower down (Levels 5 through 10) in the English football pyramid meant that the competition started with six rounds of preliminary (2) and qualifying (4) knockouts for these non-League teams. The 32 winning clubs from Fourth Round Qualifying progressed to the First Round Proper, where League clubs tiered at Levels 3 and 4 entered the competition.

Calendar and prizesEdit

The calendar for the 2012–13 FA Cup qualifying rounds, as announced by the FA.[1][2][3]

Round Main date Leagues entering at this round New entries this round Winners from previous round Number of fixtures Prize money[4]
Extra Preliminary Round 11 August 2012 Levels 9-10 400 none 200 £1,000
Preliminary Round 25 August 2012 Level 8 132 200 166 £1,750
First Qualifying Round 8 September 2012 Level 7 66 166 116 £3,000
Second Qualifying Round 22 September 2012 Conference North
Conference South
44 116 80 £4,500
Third Qualifying Round 6 October 2012 none none 80 40 £7,500
Fourth Qualifying Round 20 October 2012 Conference Premier 24 40 32 £12,500
For the next rounds look 2012–13 FA Cup

Extra Preliminary RoundEdit

Extra preliminary round ties were played on Friday the 10th, Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of August. Replays were played on Monday the 13th, Tuesday the 14th and Wednesday the 15th of August. The relative immediacy of the replays was due to there only being two weeks between consecutive rounds of the competition. 400 teams, from Level 9 and Level 10 of English football, entered at this stage of the competition.[5]

† – After extra time

Preliminary roundEdit

Preliminary Round fixtures were played on the weekend of 25 August 2012. A total of 332 teams took part in this stage of the competition, including the 200 winners from the Extra Preliminary Round and 132 entering at this stage from the six leagues at Level 8 of English football. The round featured 49 teams from Level 10 still in the competition, being the lowest ranked teams in this round. The draw was as follows:[10] The draw is as follows:[11]

† – After extra time

First Round QualifyingEdit

The First Round Qualifying fixtures were played on the weekend of 8 September 2012, with replays being played the following mid-week. A total of 232 clubs took part in this stage of the competition, including the 166 winners from the Preliminary Round and 66 entering at this stage from the top division of the three leagues at Level 7 of English football. The round featured twenty clubs from Level 10 still in the competition, being the lowest ranked clubs in this round. The draw is as follows:[18]

Clevedon Town's Scott Murray won the Budweiser Player of the Round with 75% of the votes.[19]

The results were as follows:

  1. Scott Murray, Clevedon Town
  2. Craig Hammond, Cambridge City
  3. Paul Booth, Maidstone United
  4. Tony Evans, Curzon Ashton
  5. Andy Teague, Chorley.

† – After extra time

Second Round QualifyingEdit

The Second Round Qualifying fixtures were played on the weekend of 22 September 2012. A total of 160 clubs took part in this stage of the competition, including the 116 winners from the First Round Qualifying and 44 Level 6 clubs, from Conference North and Conference South, entering at this stage. The round featured Abbey Hey, Nuneaton Griff and Wootton Bassett Town from Level 10 still in the competition, being the lowest ranked clubs in this round. The Second Round Qualifying draw is as follows:[20]

FC United of Manchester's Nicky Platt won the Budweiser Player of the Round.[22]

The results were as follows:

  1. Nicky Platt, FC United of Manchester
  2. Sean Shields, St Albans City
  3. Tom Winters, Brackley Town
  4. Jonte Smith, Metropolitan Police
  5. Callum Ward, Tadcaster Albion.

† – After extra time

Third Round QualifyingEdit

The Third Round Qualifying took place on the weekend of 6 October 2012. A total of 80 clubs took part, all having progressed from the Second Round Qualifying. Five clubs from Level 9 of English football, was the lowest-ranked team to qualify for this round of the competition. The draw is as follows:[25]

South Park's Kieran Lavery won the Budweiser Player of the Round with 33% of the votes.[26]

The results were as follows:

  1. Kieran Lavery, South Park
  2. Sam Reed, Bury Town
  3. Michael Barnes, AFC Fylde
  4. Jamie Slabber, Chelmsford City
  5. Jeanmal Prosper, Arlesey Town.

† – After extra time

Fourth Round QualifyingEdit

The Fourth Round Qualifying took place on the weekend of 20 October 2012. A total of 64 clubs took part, 40 having progressed from the Third Round Qualifying and 24 clubs from Conference Premier, forming Level 5 of English football, entering at this stage. The lowest-ranked sides to qualify for this round were Level 9 clubs South Park, and Blackfield & Langley. The draw is as follows:[29]

Luton Town's Andre Gray won the Budweiser Player of the Round with 41% of the votes.[30]

The results were as follows:

  1. Andre Gray, Luton Town
  2. Jake Speight, Mansfield Town
  3. Danny Hurst, Barrow
  4. Ryan Bowman, Hereford
  5. Lee Carey, Hastings.

† – After extra time

Competition properEdit

Winners from Fourth Round Qualifying advance to First Round Proper, where clubs from Level 3 and Level 4 of English football, operating in The Football League, first enter the competition. See 2012–13 FA Cup for a report of First Round Proper onwards.

ReferencesEdit

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